my father-in-law Leland had a massive heart attack and a stroke
during an angiogram, his condition seemed hopeless from the start.
Paddles and heart massage couldn't bring him around, and the doctors
rushed him to the emergency room for bypass surgery.
medical prognosis was terrible. The doctor said my father-in-law
would be a vegetable for the rest of his life even if he managed to
live through the bypass.
all along my husband and I had been confessing that Leland was
already healed and made whole by the blood of Jesus Christ.
response to the bad news in the waiting room was to join hands
and speak the healing words of Scripture. We commanded Leland's
heart to be perfectly healed, and to beat in a normal, healthy way.
upshot was that my father-in-law came through the surgery with
flying colors. He had a little paralysis in his right hand from the
stroke, but he lived another seven years, took vacations with his
wife, and even bought a new car--recovering, in short, from a
situation for which there was no earthly hope.
matter how desperate
my point: Donít let any circumstance trump your faith
in God's willingness and ability to heal, and don't let anyone
talk you out of your healing--not even the doctor. No matter how desperate
the situation seems, make up your mind to believe and say the healing
how much doubt and unbelief you feel;
to let go
how grim the circumstances leading up to the crisis;
insistently the devil assures you that it's all hopeless;
how bad the symptoms appear;
depressing the doctor's diagnosis;
much negative chatter you get from the folks around you;
how much you hurt.
best way to prepare for a medical emergency is to say the
healing Scriptures aloud daily, so that you and your family are
always under their protection. Then you'll be in a good position to
realize the truth of Job 22:28-30: "You shall decide and decree
a thing, and it shall be established for you: and the light of God's
favor shall shine upon your ways." .
This can be a challenge--especially if the people around you are
telling you that you'll always be sick and poor and beaten down and
helpless. But if you'll hang onto the Word of God and refuse to let
go, you can expect healing for yourself every time--and for someone
else as well if there's no hidden obstacle to the flow of God's